3 Major Milestones in the WebRatio Journey
While wrapping up our 2013 WebRatio business review it reminded me of some major achievements we made in 2013. Beside reviewing the numbers, it is a good time to note where we are on our path from a start-up to a mature company. We do not often brag but 3 big milestones were achieved in 2013 that are worth mentioning.
1 – Our modeling language, IFML, was approved and adopted by OMG
As I announced in my blog entry here this was the end of one phase and the beginning of another. The decision to transform a patented asset to a public standard was not easy. On the one hand we gave up something with potentially great value. On the other hand we have prepared the groundwork for a massive and pervasive diffusion of our modeling language among IT professionals. We love to think about our IFML as a language used by hundreds of thousands of IT professionals, like UML or BPMN!
2 – WebRatio was named “Cool Vendor in Application and Integration Platforms” by Gartner
This kind of achievement is quite the milestone in the growth path of emerging technology providers. To be considered a “cool vendor” we had to be identified by Gartner to be “transforming the way businesses operate and consumers engage with technology”. In this particular category we were required to show that we “are evolving to support enterprises’ cloud adoption with increased scale, elasticity and standardization”. Gartner even went so far as to recommend that Directors of infrastructure consider WebRatio. We are proud of this recognition and we see this is as an honorable achievement in our “market-driven” phase.
3 – We opened an office in the United States!
We opened an office in the United States to offer better support to our growing number of customers there. This kind of milestone is another point along our path that shows our growth and the start of a new phase in our development strategy. We waited for the right moment and 2013 was the right one. Now we are much better positioned for growth of our customer base and support for our loyal customers in the U.S. We are now ready to catch all of those market opportunities!
There are many more milestones WebRatio has achieved but these 3 are enough to celebrate 2013 as a very remarkable year for us. Reviewing what we have achieved last year makes me excited to see how many milestones we will achieve in this new year! In 2014 we are aggressively pursuing our business development strategy and adding more fuel to our R&D to provide you with an even better product and support.
None of these milestones would be possible without all of our customers, supporters, fans and partners to thank. We are working on exciting new frontiers and we have you to thank for the progress. You give us the energy and confidence to raise the bar even higher as we progress through 2014.
Thank you and stay tuned!